Moulton School & Science College wins our “Win Big” competition with a £20,000 Aerohive new WiFi 6 802.11ax solution!
Redway Networks popular “Win Big” competition returned at the end of last year with a bigger than ever prize for the education sector. The competition was supported by Aerohive Networks to offer a school, college or university the opportunity to win a wireless solution with their new 802.11ax WiFi 6 wireless technology worth over £20,000, providing the very best in connectivity and mobility for their students.
Redway Networks has now been running their “Win Big” competition for three years and this year saw a record number of entries and one winner was selected at random after a four-month entry period. Moulton School & Science College in Northampton were chosen as this year’s winner and were delighted to receive the news that they had won. They were very excited at being able to replace their outdated solution with the latest AX wireless technology and to be one of the first schools in the UK with this technology. The solution included 15 x Aerohive AP650’s access points which are designed for high performance environments and combine the latest in WiFi standards (IEEE 802.11ax technology), the latest in Ethernet standards (2.5G capability) and Aerohive’s software-defined dual 5 GHz radios for indoor and industrial environments.
The wireless solution has now been installed and configured and the school is now benefitting from much faster download speeds and increased coverage, as well as higher density capabilities across the network, which has already proven invaluable for the large school.
Leigh Hayes, Director of Redway Networks Ltd said: “We are committed to providing support to the Educational Sector, enabling them to benefit from our provision of leading-edge technologies. I am excited about the future for the pupils and staff at Moulton School & Science College who are already benefitting from the installation of the wireless solution, and the fantastic AX technology will really ensure that the school is future proofed for at the least the next ten years.”
Phil Tomaselli, Network Manager, commented on the win “This is amazing for the school, the AX access points will ensure longevity and will now take us into the future, offering the very best in technology for our students and staff. This has allowed us to replace our outdated wireless network which was 6 years old and takes the pressure off our budgets and can now enable us to grow and continue our rolling IT programme.
At present, we have installed the solution in our main building but we are now planning to roll out the installation of AX access points across the entire school to ensure that all of the school benefits from the latest technology and its capabilities.
We really appreciate Redway Networks support with the competition; the solution will provide immense benefits to the school. They provided a detailed site survey before the installation to take place to ensure that the solution gives maximum coverage and performance. They have continued to provide support through the configuration and installation. We are looking forward to continuing to work with Redway Networks when we extend the solution across the rest of our buildings later in the year.”
Redway Network’s “Win Big” competition will be back for Autumn 2019 and we will be offering another school, college or university the chance to win a 802.11ax wireless solution worth over £20,000! Keep an eye out on our website for details or follow us on LinkedIn to be in with a chance of winning!
Left to right: Leigh Hayes, Sales Director of Redway Networks Ltd with Trevor Jones, Headteacher and Phil Tomaselli, Network Manager of Moulton School & Science College.